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Stepping stones : a guide for mature-aged students at university

Author: Jill Scevak; Robert Cantwell
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2007.
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Entering university study as a mature-aged student is a life-changing event. Mature-aged students face many challenges as they try to balance study commitments with the demands of work and family. This book acknowledges the very personal journerys that mature-aged students take when they embark on university study. This book goes beyond the 'how to' of university life to give a deeper understanding of the experience  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Scevak; Robert Cantwell
ISBN: 9780864314147 0864314140
OCLC Number: 153122935
Description: viii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Being a mature-aged student in a university setting / Scevak, J. & Cantwell, R. --
Section 1 --
Taking the step: some stories of success --
2. 'A bloke's story': from an apprenticeship to a masters degree / Hales, A. --
3. A late blooming: a new career in later life / Lear, G. --
4. Another world, not A Brave New World: is there a place for Aboriginal people in higher education? / Gilbert, S. --
5. 'Slow and steady wins the race': a personal journey as an adult learner / Willems, J. --
Section 2 --
Some stepping stones: strategies and skills for a successful learning experience --
6. What have I got myself into? About learning and being at university / Cantwell, R. --
7. Academic survival skills / Scevak, J. --
8. Using personal capital to find your own path to successful university study / Dawson, J. --
9. The imposter syndrome: 'what if they find out I really don't belong here?' / Martins, R. & Anthony, L. --
10. If in doubt, get support / Bunn, R. --
11. A beginner's guide to technology for study: what should I have and how do I use it? / Preston, G. --
12. The loneliness of the distance education student / Willems, J. --
Section 3 --
More stepping stones: strategies and skills for managing life with study --
13. Dealing with the baggage: stories of personal histories and personal development as a mature-aged student / Scevak, J. & Cantwell, R. --
14. Managing your life in hectic times / Green, P., Bowden, J. & Rowarth, J. --
15. Changing roles and relationships / Martins, R. --
16. How do you eat an elephant / Kirby, D & Dluzewska, T. --
Section 4 --
Afterwords --
17. Preparing for life after graduation: learning for the unknown future / Bowden, J. & Green, P. --
18. A final word / Cantwell, R. & Scevak, J.
Responsibility: edited by Jill Scevak and Robert Cantwell.

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